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Hildene

1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
802-362-1788
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Concerts, Gardens, History Museums
Activities: Skiing
Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens,... more » Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car, goat farm and cheesemaking facility, walking trails and cross-country skiing in winter. « less
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Providence, Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The history and beauty of Hildene make it worth at least one visit, if not more. The stories of Robert Lincoln, his family and their home are fascinating and the house location is magnificent surrounded by such majestic mountains. All of the furnishings and house contents are the originals and the gardens are breathtaking this time of the year. There... More

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Amherst, NH
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194 reviews 194 reviews
46 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Had no idea that the last Lincolns had a summer place here, and what a place! A totally unexpected nice visit to a summer mansion/gardens of the Lincoln clan. Well done self-guided signs make for a wonderful several hour visit to a slice of American history.

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florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
4 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What a beautiful house to visit. The home and gardens are breathtaking. We spent a wonderful day learning about Robert Lincoln's family and home. The Pullman car was incredible to see. Everyone was so nice and accommodating. Worth the visit. We stopped and had lunch in town and then came back to finish the day.

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Huntington, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

everything! Friends of Hildene have gone above and beyond to save this historic place! The gardens and grounds are beautifully kept, as is the home itself. What a huge undertaking for these people.

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Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

What a lovely afternoon spent here. Beautiful grounds, historic home and just a great time. The staff is wonderful and this was very handicap accessible spot for someone in a transport wheelchair. Everyone here was more than accommodating and informative.

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somewhere,ct
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Such a beautiful place. This is the home of the only surviving son of Abe Lincoln. The docents are extremely informative, and do a fantastic job. Train enthusiasts will enjoy the refurbished Sunbeam Pullman car on the property. The home is furnished with original pieces that belonged to the Lincoln family. The grounds and garden are stunning...yes... you do want... More

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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222 reviews 222 reviews
57 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A lot of historic homes have suffered from the world growing up around them. Walking on the grounds doesn't give you a real feel for what it was like when it was originally occupied. Hildene was different for me - it is well set back from the main road, so that it feels isolated from the Town of Manchester, and... More

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Catonsville, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Hildene was interesting historically, architecturally and had wonderful landscaping. The two gentlemen working there had tons of information about the Lincoln family, and answered our many questions.

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Innsbruck, Austria
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112 reviews 112 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had a look at robert Lincolns house, while my girls went shopping and was not disappointed. The house and gardens are beautiful and you get good explanations even when on a self tour. And last but not least, the Pullmann car is not only an intersting sight, but the explanations given by Rick about the Pullman porters and the... More

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Port Jefferson Station, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I toured Hildene. In addition to the general admission price ($18), we purchased the add-on guided tour ($5). The admission included visiting the beautifully restored Sunbeam Pullman car, the farm, observatory, and a self-paced walk-through tour of Hildene. Our guided tour group was 9 people in size and our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Hildene as... More

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